Hawkins Range Reserve

The solar powered gate at the Hawkins Range Reserve Trailhead is working only intermittently right now with the lower light conditions we’ve had lately. We are working to make the adjustments here so that this gate will function as it is supposed to. In the meantime, while the Hawkins Trail is not currently closed, with the gate acting up and the wet conditions that are forecast to continue through the weekend our recommendation would be to find an alternative to the Hawkins and Harrow trails for the time being. Thanks to everyone for their patience up there! 

Trail and Trailhead Information

Hawkins Range Reserve is a beautiful addition to the recreational offerings in the Boise Foothills. The reserve, which is located off N. Bogus Basin Road, features a 5.7-mile directional trail called Hawkins Loop and .6-mile nested trail called Harrow Trail. The paved trailhead is located in a unique area of the Boise Foothills that until now has not been accessible to the public. It offers a restroom and horse trailer parking.

Hawkins Range Reserve and all trail access is closed seasonally from December 1 to April 30 to protect critical habitat and important wildlife corridors for the animals who call the foothills home. In addition, dogs are required to remain on-leash on all trails in the reserve from May 1 through June 15 to protect elk calving in the area. Dogs will be allowed off-leash but must be under voice control at all times from June 16 to November 30 annually. A gate is installed at the Hawkins Range Reserve Trailhead that automatically closes from dusk to dawn each day.

Hawkins Range Reserve spans 393 acres of foothills property off Bogus Basin Road. It is owned by the City of Boise and managed by the Ridge to Rivers Trail System partnership.

The property was protected in 2015 with the purchase of land owned by the Hawkins family, the Berry family and other properties owned by the Idaho Humane Society.

Public and partner agency engagement efforts began in 2017 and included federal and state environmental review, open houses, online surveys and virtual events.


Hawkins Range Reserve officially opened to the public on May 4, 2023. The recreation destination in the Boise Foothills offers two directional trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.

Hours of Operation

Reserve is open from sunrise to sunset.

Location

11199 N Bogus Basin Rd.

Parking

There is vehicle and equestrian parking available at the trailhead.

Restrooms

Restrooms are now closed and park drinking fountains are turned off for the winter.

For a list of restrooms and portable restrooms that are available year around in parks and the reserves, click link below.

Park Restroom Information

Features & Amenities

Restrooms

Restrooms are now closed and park drinking fountains are turned off for the winter.

For a list of restrooms and portable restrooms that are available year around in parks and the reserves, click link below.

Park Restroom Information

Smoking Prohibition

Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all City of Boise parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise River Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis Parks and at city-owned golf courses.

Towing

Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's risk and expense. You can contact Boise Valley Towing by calling (208) 389-9707.

Health of the Reserve

In 2018, the ecological conditions of Hawkins Range Reserve were assessed to include plant species inventories, shrub and perennial bunchgrass density, vegetative cover, and more. These data are used to guide management of the reserve.

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